Crowdfunding Investor Welcomes Two Preeminent Authorities in the Securities Crowdfunding Field to its Editorial Board

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Crowdfunding Investor website welcomes Huiwen Leo and Charles Sidman, preeminent authorities in the securities crowdfunding field, to its editorial board

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It would be hard to imagine two more uniquely qualified editorial advisors for Crowdfunding Investor.

Crowdfunding Investor, a new website that provides education, news analysis, and a practical step-by-step plan for investors in Title III equity crowdfunding deals, welcomed its first two editorial board member this week: Huiwen Leo is a corporate and securities lawyer; she is currently general counsel and director of investor services for CrowdCheck, Inc., a Virginia-based due diligence, disclosure, and compliance advisory firm in the securities crowdfunding industry. She has also worked for the World Bank, at the New York office of Clifford Chance, and at the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins.

Charles Sidman, MBA, PhD, is managing partner of ECS Capital Partners and Angels, LLC, based in Bar Harbor, Maine; and former president of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. He retired as professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry, and microbiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, where he also served for many years as adjunct professor of management in the College of Business.

“It would be hard to imagine two more uniquely qualified editorial advisors for Crowdfunding Investor,” said Dave Freedman, Chicago-based editor of Crowdfunding Investor. Freedman is also a coauthor of Equity Crowdfunding for Investors: A Guide to Risks, Returns, Regulations, Funding Portals, Due Diligence, and Deal Terms, published by Wiley & Sons in 2015.

Crowdfunding Investor ( was launched on May 1, 2016. Starting May 16, 2016, all Americans will be allowed to invest in startups and small businesses via equity crowdfunding, thanks to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012.

Crowdfunding Investor is hosted and wholly owned by Financial Poise™, which also publishes Accredited Investor Markets. For more information about Financial Poise™ and its suite of websites for investors, business owners, executives, and professional advisers, please visit

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